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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Happy Thanksgiving! - November 27, 2013

On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to reflect on the blessings in our lives.


Over the past year, I have once again been inspired by the power of people linking arms to do great things:

 

Operation 305 – a group of public, private, and nonprofit partners – overcame significant obstacles and found homes for hundreds of our veterans.

 

Community leaders and public-spirited businesses rallied to give Grant High School the perfect Homecoming gift: a new track and field.

 

The City worked with Elders in Action and other public and nonprofit partners to adopt an Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland, to ensure we are planning and developing a city that is accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

 

These important milestones remind us that the true meaning of Thanksgiving is love, service and gratitude — and that we have reasons to give thanks every day.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nick Fish